Did you know that 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month?
That’s why it is so important to backup important files, especially in this paperless age!
But storage doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. There are a number of free online drives available. In this blog post, I’ll share what I think are the best free online drives out there.
1 | Google Drive
Google Drive is by far my most favourite online drive.
If you have a Google account, you can get 15GB of storage for free – which you can access anywhere! However, this storage is spread across Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos so if you need more, you’ll have to start paying.
|Great shareability / collaboration||Non-Google account holders need permission to access files|
|Super user-friendly & easy to navigate||No protection against human error (deletion, malware, etc)|
Try it now – https://www.google.com/intl/en_in/drive/
2 | Microsoft OneDrive
To access Microsoft OneDrive’s 5GB of free storage, you’ll need to sign up for a free Outlook.com account (if you don’t already have one).
|Mobile application makes it easy to use and share documents on the go||Cannot sync with third party platforms such as calendars and project management tools|
|Access to Microsoft apps such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel||No protection against human error (deletion, malware, etc)|
3 | Dropbox
Dropbox can be installed on your desktop for 2GB of free storage. If you need more, you can EARN more storage by inviting others to Dropbox. If they sign up, you both get an extra 500MB (up to a max of 16GB on TOP of your original 2GB).
|Great third party integration||Limited search function which can be frustrating|
|Allows working offline to minimise downtime||Lack of high-level security|
Try it now – https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/
There you have it – my top 3 favourite FREE online drives. Can you recommend any others?